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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Votes to Delay Effective Date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017
August 28, 2020

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Votes to Delay Effective Date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve to delay the effective date of CPSC’s drain cover standard, ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 from November 24, 2020, to May 24, 2021.


PHTA Reaccredited as a Standards Developing Organization
August 20, 2020

PHTA Reaccredited as a Standards Developing Organization

The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), marking the 37th consecutive year PHTA has obtained this honor.


CPSA Board of Directors Approve Affiliation with PHTA
June 3, 2020

CPSA Board of Directors Approve Affiliation with PHTA

In an effort to build upon the value it provides the industry and ensure its sustainability, the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) Board of Directors voted to affiliate with the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA).


Celebrate Safety in May
May 1, 2020

Celebrate Safety in May

Safety is an important part of our daily lives. That’s why being safety aware in places where we live, work and play is so important.


May is National Water Safety Month
May 1, 2020

May is National Water Safety Month

A coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and the World Waterpark Association, will work together to promote May as National Water Safety Month (NWSM).


PHTA Apprenticeship Program Approved in California
February 19, 2020

PHTA Apprenticeship Program Approved in California

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is pleased to announce that California approved the participation of PHTA’s Apprenticeship Program in the state’s Apprenticeship System, paving the way for a national program designed to develop a highly skilled workforce for the pool and hot tub industry.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces Publication of the Revised VGBA Drain Cover Standard
February 4, 2020

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces Publication of the Revised VGBA Drain Cover Standard

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announces the publication of its updated ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This approval was originally published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2019 in Vol. 84, No. 101 and will go into effect on November 24, 2020, the 18-month deadline specified by the PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) that includes CPSC Staff representation.


GENESIS February Design and Construction Schools
January 29, 2020

GENESIS February Design and Construction Schools

Are you looking to increase your profits? Want to elevate your design skills? Are you handling more renovation projects? GENESIS delivers an educational experience for the pool and hot tub professional who aspires to be nothing less than the best. Take your business to levels beyond your wildest dreams and register now for a GENESIS school.


GENESIS Announces New Faculty Members
January 27, 2020

GENESIS Announces New Faculty Members

GENESIS®, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, is pleased to announce faculty members to their instructor roster. Along with the announcement of their expanded instructor base, GENESIS is collaborating with industry professionals, reviewing its current programming, building new programs, and expanding class offerings for its students.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces American National Standard Revision
January 23, 2020

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces American National Standard Revision

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced today a revision to American National Standard Institute (ANSI)/APSP/ICC-14 2014 Standard for Portable Electric Spa Energy Efficiency. This revised standard provides guidelines for testing the energy efficiency of factory-built residential portable electric spas. It also defines an evaluation procedure to qualify a test facility for the purpose of testing to the requirements of the standard.


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